Olbermann fired by Current TV, replaced by Eliot Spitzer

Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann, Replaces Him With Eliot Spitzer; Olbermann to Sue

Alyssa Rosenberg, ThinkProgress: “Current TV has let go Keith Olbermann, and will replace him starting tonight with Eliot Spitzer. A source familiar with the decision-making process at Current said the choice to terminate Olbermann was based on what the network felt were violations of three tenets of his contract … ‘It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current’s statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently’ [Olbermann said].”

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